Solar Thermal and Storage Won for Port Augusta By Inspiring Community Campaign

Last August 14, the South Australian government committed to a power purchasing agreement with Solar Reserve to build solar thermal with storage in Port Augusta

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The South Australian government has finally committed to building a solar thermal with storage in Port Augusta as reported by Green Left Weekly.

After almost a decade of campaigning by the local community, the project will be built. The project will provide 24/7 solar power in South Australia and create hundreds of regional jobs, cutting greenhouse emissions and reducing electricity costs.

Key takeaways for this project:

  • A 150 megawatts, $650 million solar thermal power plant will be built at Port Augusta.
  • The campaign began on September 26, 2009.
  • By 2012 a community vote in Port Augusta showed more than a 90% in favor of the plant.
  • On August 14, the South Australian government committed to a power purchasing agreement to build the solar thermal plant.

Click here to read the full story on Green Left Weekly

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Written by Jon Capistrano

Jon specialises in research and content creation for our outreach campaigns. He’s worked as a technical support representative for Dell, America Online, Xbox and Dodo Australia. He’s an avid scooterist and musician.

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